The Toyo R888, also known as Proxes R888, is a motorsports-oriented tire developed to improve maneuverability on dry surfaces, maintaining traction and control on watery tracks thanks to its enhanced tread design. Its internal structure includes an advanced competition radial for extreme grip on cornering, maximizing acceleration at straight track segments. The optimal operating temperature of the Toyo R888 oscillates between 160°F to 220°F, with an inflation pressure from 32 to 38 PSI. Although it meets DOT requirements, using an R888 setup is not ideal for driving on public roads due to the high risk of hydroplaning. The Toyo R888 covers a wide range of applications going from 13 to 20-inches rim width size variety.
The Toyo R888 is a versatile, fast, and racetrack-devouring option for drivers seeking a tire setup to compete on tracks with variable weather conditions. As an extreme performance tire model, it features a unique R-compound tread that takes braking, cornering, and acceleration to a new level. This specific compound comes molded into a directional V-shaped tread design to increase the tread area and improve dry traction. The V-shaped grooves provide better traction over wet surfaces than most semi-slicks on the market. The shoulder areas on the Toyo R888 improve steering response and grip with a continuous center contact patch. The Toyo R888 comes with a 6.3-6.6/32'' tread depth, a 100/A/A/A tread wear, and a tread life between 20 to 30 thousand miles depending on the driver's aggressiveness on the racetrack.